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French president says no survivors in Air Algerie crash

French President Francois Holland says no survivors have been found in the wreckage of the Air Algerie crash in Mali.

He also said one black box from the aircraft has been found.

The Air Algerie MD-83 jetliner carrying 116 people — including five Canadians — crashed Thursday in a rainstorm over Mali.

The plane, owned by Spanish company Swiftair and leased by Algeria’s flagship carrier, disappeared from radar screens less than an hour after takeoff, en route from Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou to Algiers.

The partner of Isabelle Prevost of Sherbrooke, Que., said late Thursday that he has been told the 35-year-old woman was one of the passengers on the flight.

The other four Canadians have not yet been officially identified.